Entries by Sifu Sonnenberg


Understanding imitation

Understanding imitation To find a good martial arts school it might be useful to understand imitation. If you are looking for a genuine Wing Tsun™ / Wing Chun school, you can help yourself by doing some research.  Check lineages.  Check history.  Check the writings, books, videos, and the geographic stretch of the organization behind the […]


The question I get all the time

The question I get all the time is how do you hit something and not get hurt yourself? The short answer is “practice.” The longer answer is a phrase used by the Grandmaster: you must “get rid of your own force.” This means that you must relax and not tie up energy inside you. When […]

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New Class Now Offered

All Wing Tsun students who have already taken part in beginning or advanced training may attend this new class. Students may need some virtual lessons or a private lesson before attending. It is a one-hour class, 6-7 pm, on Tuesday evenings at our school in Gilbert. It is intended as a start toward full re-opening […]


Direct versus Indirect Wing Tsun Concept

The concept of direct versus indirect is a bit abstract. However, it is important because it is the main point that separates Wing Tsun from a sport. It is all well and good to describe how a sport is an activity with rules and, as such, it creates opportunities for each player to score ‘hits’ […]


Help your teacher in class

Wing Tsun students… You can learn Wing Tsun faster by helping your teacher (Sifu) teach the less experienced students. When you have to explain and demonstrate to another student how to do techniques, you are reviewing the material in the your own mind. You even have to perform the techniques accurately and set an example […]

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Update on COVID-19 and what we are doing

We follow the Arizona Department of Health Service guidelines. We use several big fans and open the rear door with a blower expelling air to boost ventilation. We require masks for all instructors, students, and guests. We are cleaning all surfaces such as door knobs, handles, faucets, regularly, and have hand sanitizer available at several […]